The Sydney-based interior and fashion stylist and mother to Billie and Jackson tells us what being a mama means to her...
Photography: Grace Alyssa Kyo | Hair and make up: Sarina Zoe
What does being a mama mean to you?
Being the best possible human I can to set a good example for my two children.
What has motherhood taught you?
Patience, selflessness and unconditional love.
What has been the most rewarding part of motherhood for you?
A full life of love, new learnings and a reason for being. Seeing the world through my children’s eyes.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Try and exist with a life of balance and live in the present.
What has been the most challenging part of motherhood and how have you overcome any challenges?
Sleep deprivation, letting go of what I can no longer control and stepping back to try and understand my child’s point of view… helping them explain and control their emotions.
What are your children’s greatest qualities?
They are beautifully kind souls, resilient and flexible around our modern family and have so much love for each other.
What makes you laugh?
The innocent words that come from my children, no fear, no boundaries, pure honesty.
How do you unwind?
Yoga and wine.
Describe your dream day at home…
Making our breakfast together (ricotta and blueberry pancakes), walking Bronte our boxer dog, a dip in the ocean, teaching them to assist me in the garden, entertaining friends with an afternoon BBQ, an early movie and cuddles on the couch.
Atelier/Child founder Jessica Baird Walsh and The Grace Tales founder Georgie Abay have launched a collection of MAMA & MINI sweaters for mother and child, with 10% from the sale of each sweater being donated to Unicef to support their work helping children in Syria. The crew neck navy cotton cashmere blend sweaters feature the words MAMA & MINI and are a celebration of mothers and their children around the world and a reminder that every single mother and child deserves a chance. To shop, go to www.shopthegracecollection.com